Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Peacock Cottage ref: CC125106

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£446-£1783
4 star rating
Peacock Cottage
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Delightful 18th century cottage with superb enclosed gardens.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Turner’s Cottage ref: CC124183

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£293-£525
3 star rating
Just three miles south of Coniston, Turner’s Cottage is a romantic hideway for two with a four poster bed, double ended roll top bath and the all important open fire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Croft Barn ref: CC125112

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£370-£725
4 star rating
Cottage style apartment in the very heart of romantic Hawkshead, refurbished to a good standard and with private parking. A quiet location with plenty of walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodside ref: 30047

Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£224-£514
3 star rating
This first floor apartment is in an idyllic setting, enjoy beautiful fell walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Haycote Cottage ref: CC124175

Lowick near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£336-£645
4 star rating
Perfect for those wishing to be a little off the beaten track, this is a romantic hideaway for two with that all important pub within easy walking distance.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Millers Cottage ref: 29158

Broughton-in-Furness, nr. Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£444-£1097
4 star rating
A characterful cottage with a cosy lounge and lots of original features. Walks from the door and just a short drive to southern Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£556-£2095
4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lake Bank Lodge ref: CC129324

Water Yeat near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£524-£1179
4 star rating
This holiday property is suited to families and is set on the edge of Lake Coniston, an amazing area to explore.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bluebell Cottage ref: CC124120

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£364-£775
4 star rating
In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, nr. Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£267-£608
3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wreaks End Farm - Beeswing Cottage ref: 28762

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£617
3 star rating
Lovely, romantic retreat for couples with woodburner and patio, so much to do! Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall and owl sanctuary nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Park Stile Cottage ref: E1509

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£308-£702
3 star rating
This delightful, semi-detached cottage is tucked away in a village location and enjoys its own garden.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover

Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage ref: 23748

Rusland, nr. Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£234-£561
3 star rating
A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Potters Wheel ref: CC124111

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£364-£775
4 star rating
Potters Wheel provides excellent facilities and benefits from being only 100 metres from the Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£340-£725
4 star rating
Set just off the pretty market square, Croft House has been thoughtfully prepared for holiday letting, including original paintings created by the owner.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI